Small and medium-sized businesses rely heavily on mobile technologies. In fact, our smartphones and other mobile devices have become so critical to day-to-day operations that a majority of small companies around the U.S. say they couldnâ€™t run their companies without mobile technologies.
These businesses are using mobile apps like Square and Foursquare for a wide range of specific tasks, from processing payments to conducting marketing campaigns.
In more general terms, SMBs say that using mobile technologies helps them gain a competitive advantage, increase productivity and efficiency, and allow their employees to work remotely â€” something that might lead to 50% of the SMB workforce working from home or remotely by next year.
In addition to using mobile apps, many SMBs are making their own. Mashable has a ton of resources for businesses wanting to make apps. Check out our how-to for building mobile apps of your own as well as our mobile development tips for SMBs.
This infographic comes to us via Intuit and design shop Column Five.
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Author: / Posted: 08-06-2011